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The Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) has developed a new App to be used as a reference resource for all workers whose role includes supporting or caring for adults. It is designed to be used in conjunction with the worker’s own organisation’s adult support and protection policies and procedures. There…
Apple has officially announced the launch of a new, bigger tablet computer called the iPad Pro. The technology giant also used a live event to unveil the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, which come both come with a pressure sensitive screen that uses technology called 3D Touch where applying more…
In 2007, IRISS undertook a digital preservation project to share – and safeguard – the migration story of 10,000 ‘orphans, waifs and strays” who emigrated to Canada between 1869 and 1939. The Golden Bridge was first created as a exhibition at the Heatherbank Museum of Social Work in Glasgow. When…
A smartphone app that makes texting and emailing much easier – particularly for older people and those who have difficulty spelling – has been created by University of Strathclyde researchers. The MaxieKeyboard has been developed by a team led by Dr Mark Dunlop, senior lecturer in Computer and Information Sciences…
Animated videos are becoming an increasingly popular way to explain concepts, communicate ideas and enliven presentations. Even the driest topics and reports can be brought to life when communicated through animated videos. However, it can be expensive to commission an illustrator to create animations for your ideas. This is where…
The UK National Preventative Mechanism (UK NPM) have just launched their new website. The UK NPM was established for the protection of people in detention through independent monitoring and is made up of 20 statutory bodies that monitor places of detention. In coordination across the four home nations, the UK…
Researchers at Coventry University have created a new App, endorsed by the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, to help protect young girls and women from female genital mutilation. The App, which works across most mobile devices such as smartphones, tablets and lap tops via an internet…
Action for Children in partnership with the Who Cares? Trust has launched a new website to provide children’s homes in England with access to support and information to help them embed the Children’s Homes Regulations 2015 which includes the new Quality Standards. This new regulatory framework is ultimately designed to…
Achieving successful organisational change is a core responsibility for all adult social care managers. A new digital resource, launched this week, is designed to support managers working in social care to deal with change within their organisations. They will become more confident in selecting approaches and tools that will assist…
Want to create a website or blog but don’t have skills in web design or development? Weebly can help. Weebly offers an easy and affordable way to create a website or blog that works across computers, phones and tablets. Maybe you would like to blog about a project, showcase resources…
The website Care Information Scotland for people who access care in Scotland, and their carers, has been upgraded and offers a range of new services. The online and telephone service, which first launched in 2010, has now been expanded to provide accessible, quality-assured information to all carers, those being cared…
Living it Up describes itself as an online self-management hub, which aims to empower people to improve their health and wellbeing. Aimed at the over 50s, the resource is packed full of ideas and activities and is useful for those with long-term health conditions, those who provide care and anyone…
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